I just had to go ahead and try it. 3D-Xplorer just called to me when I saw the posting on CNET this morning that Avatars to run Altadyn business meetings. Then when I saw that Mike Elgan also reviewed this product, I knew I had to go out and test it.

Take a look around and let me know what you think. Use your mouse and arrow keys to move around.  NOTE:  The app runs in your browser using JAVA.  It may take a while to load the first time you try it.  You can cancel the user login, or login anoymously by picking an avatar gender and entering in a name (such as Guest) if you want to see what the avatar looks like in the room. 3geek VR-Room

(click image to launch 3 Geeks VR-Room)

My take is that it is that I like the fact that you don’t need to download anything to use it – although it uses JAVA to do all the hard work; it works in the web browser without any special ports (at least that IT has found to block yet); and it isn’t all that difficult to play with (although, if you really want to play, you have to pay to get the really cool tools – around $49/month for the online meeting tools.) So, for the time being, I’m playing with the free version, and having some fun.